Welcome to the blog for our course on "Race, Gender, and Graphic Novels in Brazil." This is a variation of a course that I developed at the University of South Carolina, USA. I've adjusted the readings at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina to incorporate two major graphic novels from Brazilian writers and artists. Our goal is not only to learn about the study of comics as a medium, but also to discuss the ways in which these texts represent the history, culture, and people of Brazil. We will read a few comics from the US and France to make comparisons as well. You can download an updated syllabus here. I will also be using this blog to post course documents, links, and questions to consider as you read the material.